63 ongoing development schemes by NHA

National Highway Authority( NHA)  is implementing as many as 63 major and minor development schemes in a phased manner at an estimated total cost of Rs  20569.636 million  sans any foreign aid from any source.

Against this total cost, NHA had so far incurred  Rs 1280386.450 million till end June 2022 and is spending another  Rs 85285.281 million including foreign aid of Rs 21500.000 million  during ongoing financial year 2022-23  for ensuring maximum number of schemes attain  completion or near completion status by end June 2023.

These projects which were receiving foreign assistance in varying amounts and different sources included CAREC  Corridor Development Investment Programme Tranche-1 Projects Asian Development Bank i.Petaro-Sehwan section  (128 KM),ii.Peshwar-Dera Adam Khel (38 KM) and iii.Shikarpur -Ratodero (44 KM); Construction of Additional  Carriage  Way Shikarpur-Rajanpur Section of N-55 CAREC Corridor (ADB); Construction of  Alhmuqam-Sharda Kel-Taobat Road Section (109.2 km) including  two tunnels at Kahori/Kamser(3.7 km) and Chailpani (0.6 km) section of Neelum Valley  Road Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) Deposit Work; Construction of  Malakand Tunnel (Phase-1); Construction of Rajanpur-Dera Ghazi Khan  as a 4 lane  Highway (ADB); D.G.Khan-D.I.Khan  (ACW) (N-55) 208 KM CAREC Corridor ADB; Dualization  & Improvement of  Existing  N-50 from  Yarik-Sagu-Zhob including Zhob Bypass (210 KM); Improve  and Widening of N-45 (130.22 KM); Khyber Pass Economic Corridor Project (Revised) (World Bank);Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (PKM) Project Construction of  Sukkur-Multan Section (392 KM) (Revised); and  Rehabilitation of  National Highways Network  damaged due to unprecedented  Monsoon Rains & Floods 2010 (Revised.

Some other ongoing schemes being implemented by NHA in a phased manner for varying duration include Construction of 8-Lane  Highway from Kala Shah Kaku to Lahore Ring Road (18.3 KM) including over river Ravi  (Lahore Eastern Bypass; Construction of 4 lane bridge across river Indus linking  Layyah with  Taunsa including  2 lane approach road and river training works (24.272 KM); Construction of Dual  Carriage Road  from Sui to Kashmore Linking Sukkur-Multan Motorway (Deposit Work; Construction of Faisalabad-Khanewal (M-4) (184 KM);Construction of KKH Phase 11 Havelian-Thakot  (118.057 KM) Part of CPEC Revised); Karachi-Lahore Motorway (Land acquisition (CPEC) i.Lahore-Abdul Hakeem;ii.Multan-Sukkur and iii Sukkur-Hyderabad;Lahore-Multan Motorway (M-3 Section) of Karachi-Lahore Motorway;. More about launching of new schemes by NHA during ongoing financial year  later on, please.